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  • UTQG Treadwear Numbers: What Do They Mean?

  • …calls about a tire's life and the tire's relationship to its assigned UTQG treadwear indicator. UTQG numbers are assigned to indicate a tires overall level of performance and tread hardness. These numbers beginning at 0 for race products and traveling north of 800 for some of the longest lasting all-season…

  • FAQ - TIRES

  • …determined? * What does speed rating mean and what is correct for my vehicle? * When are winter / snow tires no longer appropriate for the next season? * Why can't I use run-flat tires without a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)? * Why can't I use only two winter tires? * Where do I find the tire…

  • Performance catergories. What do they mean?

  • I have had a number of calls asking me to compare tires from different categories. Is the Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position as quiet as the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity? Which one has better traction? Tire Rack has set up these performance categories to help you decide what tires to look at based…

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  • FAQ - WHEELS

  • …when I purchase new wheels? * How do you know what wheel fits my vehicle? * What does offset mean? How does it relate to backspacing? * What is the purpose of centering rings? Are they required? * Why do I need to re-torque the lug hardware on new wheels? * What happens if I don't buy Tire Pressure…

  • FAQ - SUSPENSION

  • What is alignment? * Why doesn't my suspension kit look like the photo shown online? * How do I measure my vehicle's ride height? * When should I have my vehicle alignment checked/adjusted? * Why don't the part numbers printed on the springs match the kit number on the box label and my invoice? What's

  • Great tire...or great tire for the money?

  • …there are a number of tires that I would suggest as good "value" oriented options. The Yokohama Avid TRZ, the General Altimax HP, the Firestone Destination LE, the Continental Extreme Contact DWS, Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum, General Grabber HTS, these are a few of the value standouts. What do you get when…

  • (PDF Document: trhp_24MonthRHP_Cert.pdf)

  • …a claim number before replacing a damaged tire. 4. Furnish such information as may be required. 5. Payment of all expenses and costs incurred when repairing or replacing an Eligible Tire and submission of claim for reimbursement to the Administrator. TR-IRHP-WR 2 rev. 0914 WHAT YOU MUST DO TO MAKE A…

  • Dashing through the snow!

  • …least try and help people make a truly educated decision, and know what they are sacrificing or what they can expect out of the purchase of their snow tires. Let’s start by talking about geographic location. There are a large number of places throughout the country that see very little snowfall, maybe…

  • How much do you know about the reflectors in your headlights?

  • …each other, which helps to create a very tight beam of light. And that means these reflectors aren't typically used when low-beam light patterns are required. DE light technology reflectors mirror what common slide projectors do with light. The light beam is reflected to a focusing lens that projects…




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